On May 16, four Stone & Compass interns had the opportunity to present their sustainable development projects to members of the United Nations as part of a forum titled: Stone & Compass, How the Sustainable Development Goals can Create Unlimited Opportunity. The interns were supported by Stone & Compass’ co-founders Rob Goodwin and Julie Kiernan and Program Manager Ali Mahon.
The forum was sponsored by the Permanent Mission to the United Nations of Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Interns Carter Murray and Hana Feingold discussed various projects they are working on in the Azores including a regenerative farming and solar project with a local dairy farm and developing a cultural and agricultural immersion program for high school and college students. Intern Eila Sullivan discussed her work in setting up the Stone & Compass Global Artisan Market (coming this fall), an online store selling traditional crafts from across the globe with revenue reinvested back to artists. Intern Rei Newman presented her work in Dominica with the local government and private land owners to create an eco-village that will help generate revenue for local education and youth initiatives.
Read more about our May 16 UN presentation from a recent article in the Marblehead Reporter.
Stone & Compass is committed to inspiring and fostering youth to become global-minded leaders and finding solutions and opportunities that create a vibrant future full of hope, financial security, peace, and happiness. Profits from our Cultural Tours and the generous donations we receive supports all of our sustainable development projects and our youth interns.
Carter Murray discussing the Azores projects along with Hana Feingold (not pictured)
UN representatives attending the presentation